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Just passing the details on - If this fucks up your PC, DNBforum takes no responsibility.shut up mang said:There is a new worm out called MSBLASTER exploiting the RPC/DCOM exploit, that only affects windows machines. If you are running:
or pretty much any version of windows really,
and keep getting a
"REMOTE PROCEDURE CALL error this machine will be shut down in 45 seconds..............." popup,
YOU ARE BEING ATTACKED BY THE WORM !!
GEEK DETAILS B
CHECK IF PORT 135 is open on your computer
If port 135 is open you may be vulnerable. Patch it.
::for Windows 2000::
::Everyone else:: ( is there anybody else ?)
Attempt to head over to windows update @ support.microsoft.com
notes from the Melody ( concerning dialup woes) :
"when the computer restarts press f5 and enter in safe mode with networking, it'll take a few times like that but eventually it WILL install everything and then you just reboot and you're good as gold."
notes from the s010 :
"remove all instances of 'msblast.exe' and
delete registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\windows auto update"
@stelf - not too sure, if those issues are host related, however this worm is going to be huge, and network traffic in general will make your connection slow/unresponsive
@melody, stelf, The Ali Man and mpc_dv8 - np
@tremors, and melody - big up
Macs are NOT affected YET.
invest in a firewall of some sort if you haven't already:>
thanks for teh sticky..